Padres Fight Back, Win Series
By Nick Lee
Jul 29, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross (38) pitches during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Game 2 W, 4-1
The Friars bounced back on Tuesday behind the 13th consecutive quality start by Tyson Ross. He went 6.1 innings, struck out 6 and only allowed one run on 4 hits, earning his 12th win. He also added a double and a run scored for himself. Almonte got the scoring started with his third home run of the year in the first. He then added an RBI single in the third to give the Padres an early 2-0 lead. Grandal extended the Padre lead with a single, scoring Almonte and making it 3-0. The Padres made it 4-0 before the 4th inning when Jedd Gyorko drove in a run on a ground ball up the middle.
Brewers infielder Scooter Gennett doubled in the Brewers only run in the 4th and the score stayed 4-1 from there. Ross and the Padres bullpen took over and shut down the powerful Milwaukee offense. Nick Vincent and Kevin Quackenbush set the table for Joaquin Benoit’s 9th save by throwing 1.2 scoreless innings and only allowing 1 hit. The same culprits (Braun and Ramirez) who made life miserable for San Diego in Game 1 went a combined 0-for-8 with 3 strikeouts in Tuesday’s game.